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Change of perspective

Change of perspective

In this post, you'll learn how to apply a change of perspective to your creative writing, based on the book The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story.

📚 Understand the basics of perspective change

To use a change of perspective effectively, you must first understand the basics. In the book "The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story," author Christopher Castellani defines perspective as "the filter through which the author views the world." It's how the author sees the world and communicates that view to the reader.

👀 Experiment with different perspectives

An effective way to practice changing perspectives is to experiment with different perspectives. Try writing a scene from the point of view of different characters. How would the scene look if it were told from the protagonist's point of view? And how would it change if it were told from the point of view of a secondary character?

🔎 Analyze examples from literature.

Another helpful step is to analyze examples from literature. Look for books or short stories that use an effective change of perspective. How did the author implement the change of perspective? How did he portray the different perspectives of the characters?

📝 Practice the change of perspective in your writing.

Now that you understand the basics of perspective switching and have analyzed examples, it's time to practice it in your own writing. Write a scene or story from one perspective and then try writing it from another perspective.

🔄 Change the perspective within a story.

A more advanced step is to switch perspectives within a story. This can be challenging, but can also lead to interesting and surprising results. Be sure to clearly mark the change so that the reader is not confused.

📖 Read and review your work.

After you've written a story or scene with a change of perspective, you should reread and review it. Does the change of perspective work? Is it clear and understandable? Does it bring something new or interesting to the story?

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